I tried to fish on Thursday but with 5' waves on the big water and 1-2' waves behind the islands, fished for 30 minutes and then spent over an hour getting back to the landing. I put it an Rocks Pond. I have heard of people catching them on mud lines with high winds and I commend them for that talent. It's just not worth loosing a boat or a life to me. No fun in a 17' Tracker with that type of wind. I should have gone to the canal and drifted. Will fish again!!!